5. Toyota FJ Cruiser
The Jeep Wrangler rarely has had a competitor to worry about in recent history, as the Geo Tracker of the 1990s was too soft and the current Nissan Xterra doesn’t quite have the off-road prowess of the legendary Jeep. That all changed when Toyota released the FJ Cruiser with its off-road-ready suspension and meaty tires in 2007. The FJ gave the Wrangler all it had, but Toyota promised its all-terrain rig would be only a one-generation model and it is making good on this promise as we head toward 2015. In fact, FJ production has already ceased, but there should be some new stock left when 2015 rolls around.